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Course summary

Translational Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff and students are based in high-quality research and clinical settings across the city, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead Hospital and the advanced laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building. The school undertakes laboratory-based, translational and applied research, fostering a high level of collaboration between staff and students. It comprises a mix of basic and medically trained scientists, enabling high-quality collaborative translational and healthcare research using a wide range of techniques, from molecular biology to epidemiology. Our work focuses on clinical research and a significant part of this has translated to clinical trials that are led by the school. These include ongoing trials related to:

  • cardiac surgery
  • uveitis
  • childhood vaccination and anti-microbial therapy
  • treatment of obesity in childhood and adult life
  • therapies for diabetic neuropathy
  • treatment of early Alzheimer's
  • neurosurgical approaches to Parkinson's
  • immunotherapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis
  • interventions for treatment of neonatal brain injury
  • type 1 diabetes prevention
  • improvement of outcomes from joint replacement
  • novel methods of glucocorticoid treatment in critical illness and inflammatory disorders
  • treatment of nephrotic syndrome
  • management of pleural disease.
These studies are complemented by translational clinical studies, engaging both clinical and basic scientists. Extensive national and international research collaborations contribute to a first-class working environment in which to undertake interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Assessment method

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a master's degree with a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biological or related science or medical subject. For an MD, you must hold an MBChB. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4665 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4665 Year 1
Scotland £4665 Year 1
Wales £4665 Year 1
Channel Islands £4665 Year 1
EU £25300 Year 1
International £25300 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Translational Health Sciences at University of Bristol - UCAS